888 Days in Biafra
No book about the Nigerian civil war has up to date provided as revealing an account of the prison conditions of wartime "Biafra." In this book, Engr. Sam Umweni, then Officer-in-Charge of Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in Benin, chronicles his abduction and survival under detention by Biafran rebel troops who had invaded the Midwest region from across the River Niger on August 9, 1967. Along with Messrs Joseph Imokhuede (Head of the Midwest Civil Service), Joseph Adeola (Commissioner of Police, Midwest) and Olu Akpata (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry), he remained in detention and imprisonment without justification or trial in various Biafran prisons until the end of the Nigerian civil war on January 12, 1970.